In this tutorial you will learn to use gradient and blending mode to replicate the Photoshop CS2 splash image.
1. Creating the feather paths
Using the Pen tool create the feather paths.
2. Applying the Gradient Colour
Choose the top two paths. Fill it with Radial Gradient. Choose similar colours as shown. Repeat this step for the rest of the paths.
3. Applying Multiply
Choose all the feather paths. go to Transparency palette, select Multiply.
Duplicate the feather and lower the Opacity (Transparency).